At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter’s cheating on her–and she is left trying to decide what to do next.
Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
Rebecca and Tracy’s Joint Review
So where do we start with this book? I’m guessing we should start with singing the praises of CoHo! How she keeps making 5 Star Books is beyond me!
~There is no other author like CoHo! Her ability to completely immerse a reader into her book worlds never ceases to amaze me. You don’t read her books, you are consumed by them. Maybe Someday is no exception. She brings an entire new element with the music/soundtrack piece. Griffin’s voice is like an angel and the songs are perfectly matched to the book.
~I completely agree with you Rebecca. I don’t know what it is but you are there with the characters. You heart breaks with them and it loves with them. Having the added element of knowing the songs that went with the printed lyrics added so much more to the story. I didn’t just read the lyrics I sang along with them.
~This is not a fun, light read. In fact, I debated for months if I would even read this book because it was a “triangle”, which are the bane of my reading existence. I caved only because of my undying love for CoHo. I spent 95% of the story, on the verge of tears and forcing myself to refrain from skipping to the end. It is beyond heart wrenching, but the journey is well worth it.
~ Triangles make me so nervous too and often sick to my stomach, but being that it was Colleen Hoover, I also wasn’t going to skip it. It was in fact a triangle, but so different from any of the triangles we have read in the past. These characters were honestly good hearted and tormented by their feelings.
“My entire body is battling itself. My left brain is telling me this is somehow wrong, my right brain is wanting to hear her sing again, my stomach is nowhere to be found, and my heart is punching itself in the face with one arm and hugging itself with the other.” ~Ridge
~ I agree, this triangle is so different. I wanted to dislike Maggie, but ended up loving her!
~ I really liked her too no matter how hard it was to be with the characters in this situation. And all of the characters in this book took up a place in my heart.
~I adore Ridge, but the person who stole my heart is Sydney! She is one of the most caring, selfless, and endearing heroines I have read.
“How can two people who both have such good intentions end up with feelings, derived from all the goodness, that are so incredibly bad?”~ Sydney
~I agree, Sydney started out this book in such a bad place; feeling so lost and betrayed by her boyfriend and her best friend. Where was she to go from there? Every curveball thrown at her she caught and tried to make the most of it. She wasn’t really a whiner which was such a relief for a heroine in a story. She was also trying to keep true to herself and what she believed in; not changing who she was for someone else.
“We try so hard to hide everything we’re really feeling from those who probably need to know our true feelings the most.” ~Sydney
And as much as we loved Sydney, we can’t leave Ridge out of this review. Like other CoHo books, just when you think you know where the book is going, she throws a zinger at you and that zinger in this book was Ridge!
~ I liked Ridge but he frustrated me at times. He had such an intense pull to Sydney, but would he give up his love for Maggie?.
“There isn’t a doubt in my mind that we could be perfect for each other’s life, Sydney. It’s our lives that aren’t perfect for us.” ~Ridge
~He infuriated me at times, but then I couldn’t help but love him. There were so many parts to Ridge. His internal struggle was so hard to read and so hard to understand. Again CoHo throws in bits and pieces throughout the book that make you have to stop and think about the situation in a whole new light. The truth is though, Ridge was a character to love, to give love, and to receive love, but he was just struggling with how to do that when he loved two different people.
“Don’t thank me Sydney. You shouldn’t thank me, because I failed miserably at trying not to fall in love with you.” ~Ridge
Now we can’t forget about one of our favorite characters in the book… Warren!
~Warren is a show stealer, which is common for the side characters in CoHo books.
~I agree with you on how CoHo always graces us with other characters that make the story even better. In the Slammed series we had Kiersten who stole our “butterflying” hearts and in Hopeless we had Daniel who we were blessed with a free story in Finding Cinderella. But Warren might take the cake! He made me laugh throughout the book. The porn watching, sarcastic roommate who you think is just a jokester, but then he says something like this:
“Sometimes in life, we need a few bad days in order to keep the good ones in perspective.” ~Warren
He is a true friend to the core with a heart of gold!
~ This is a considered a standalone, but I hold out hope that CoHo will give us more tidbits about these characters.